Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 February 2010)

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Date of Auction: 8th February 2010

Sold for £400

Estimate: £400 - £450

A Great War M.M. group of four awarded to Serjeant T. J. Southey, Royal Engineers, late Royal Artillery, killed in action, 19 August 1917

Military Medal, G.V.R. (39492 Sjt., R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (39492 Gnr., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (39492 A. Sjt., R.A.) good very fine (4) £400-450

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 26 May 1917.

Thomas John Southey was born in Chelsea, Middlesex, lived in Clapham and enlisted at Chelsea. Serving as a Gunner in the R.F.A., he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 26 July 1915. As a Serjeant in the R.F.A. he was awarded the M.M. for bravery in the field. He was later transferred to the Royal Engineers. As 245914 Serjeant in the 3rd Field Company R.E., he was killed in action on 19 August 1917. He was buried in the Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension. He was the son of Thomas and Frances Eliza Southey of 92 Broxash Road, Clapham Common, London. With copied research.